Death Discs: An Account of Fatality in the Popular Song

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  • Title: Death Discs: An Account of Fatality in the Popular Song
  • Author: Alan Clayson Don Craine
  • ISBN: 9781860741951
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
Death Discs: An Account of Fatality in the Popular Song

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Death Discs: An Account of Fatality in the Popular Song

About “Alan Clayson Don Craine

  • Alan Clayson Don Craine

    Alan Clayson Dover, England, 1951 is of a late 1970s vintage of composer entertainers that also embraces the likes of Wreckless Eric, Tom Robinson, Elvis Costello and John Otway While he is still making regular concert appearances, he has become better known as an author of around thirty books mostly musical biography These include the best sellers Backbeat subject of a major film , The Yardbirds and The Beatles book box.He has written for journals as diverse as The Guardian, Record Collector, Ink, Mojo, Mediaeval World, Folk Roots, Guitar, Hello , Drummer, The Times, The Independent, Ugly Things and, as a teenager, the notorious Schoolkids 0z He has also been engaged to perform and lecture on both sides of the Atlantic as well as broadcast on national TV and radio.From 1975 to 1985, he led the legendary Clayson and the Argonauts who reformed in 2005, ostensibly to launch Sunset On A Legend, a long awaited double CD retrospective and was thrust to a premier position on rock s Lunatic Fringe Melody Maker.As shown by the existence of a US fan club dating from an 1992 soiree in Chicago Alan Clayson s following grows still as well as demand for his talents as a record producer, and the number of versions of his compositions by such diverse acts as Dave Berry in whose backing group, he played keyboards in the mid 1980s , New Age Outfit, Stairway and Joy Tobing, winner of the Indonesian version of Pop Idol He has worked too with The Portsmouth Sinfonia, Wreckless Eric, Twinkle, The Yardbirds, The Pretty Things, Mark Astronaut and the late Screaming Lord Sutch among many others While his stage act defies succinct description, he has been labelled a chansonnier in recent years for performances and record releases that may stand collectively as Alan Clayson s artistic apotheosis were it not for a promise of surprises yet to come.



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  • I ve wanted to get hold of this book ever since my late night radio listening in the 90s led me to an appreciation of stuff like Leader of the Pack by the Shangri Las and Twinkle s Terry Unfortunately, although it s given me some exciting new tracks to check out, I didn t get on with the author s style He s nowhere near as funny, or as clever, as he thinks he is I almost threw the book across the room at the claim that Miss Otis Regrets is a Noel Coward composition and he has awful, wrong opinio [...]


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